Story Maps at the 2017 Esri Partner Conference and DevSummit

While we’re putting the finishing touches on a software release this week, the Story Maps Team is also preparing to see many of you in Palm Springs next week at the 2017 Esri Partner Conference and Developer Summit. We have several sessions planned for you, which you can read about below. We’ll also have a kiosk in the EXPO hall and will be at the Meet the Teams social, so please stop by to chat with us about what you’re doing with Story Maps!

Also, be sure to check out all the great things to do while you’re in Palm Springs in these story maps by our very own Rupert Essinger:

Leveraging Story Maps for your Business

Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell a story. Whether you are authoring stories for your customers, or looking to showcase your capabilities and projects, Story Maps are an effective way to communicate, and a powerful capability of the ArcGIS platform. This session will provide an overview of Story Maps, highlight resources and techniques essential for your success, and show current examples and how to author them.

  • When: Sunday, March 05, 4:30 pm — 5:15 pm
  • Where: Pasadena
  • Presenters: Bernie Szukalski and Rupert Essinger

Story Maps: How to Tell Your Story Using Storytelling Apps

Esri has created a series of Story Map apps that combine web maps, multimedia content, and engaging user experiences. This session will give you an introduction to what makes a great story map and will demonstrate how to create your own story maps with our most popular apps including Story Map Tour, Map Journal and Map Series.

  • When: Tuesday, March 07, 3:00 pm — 3:30 pm
  • Where: Demo Theater 3-Oasis 1
  • Presenters: Mark Cooney and Alison Sizer

Story Maps: Configuring and Customizing Web Apps

Esri has created a series of Story Map apps that combine web maps, multimedia content, and engaging user experiences to tell stories about the world. Learn how you can leverage and customize these apps. We will walk through examples of look-and-feel customization using CSS and show how you can add new features using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.

  • When: Wednesday, March 08, 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
  • Where: Mesquite G-H
  • Presenters: Stephen Sylvia and Steven Kitterman

Originally published at on February 28, 2017.